13 December 30, 2007

Here’s to 2008!

I’ve never been one for resolutions. I do however keep a running checklist of sorts in my head… ideas for the house, goals for the blog and the shop, and fun things to do. This year, I’ve decided to write them down and share them. As Holly said, “When you write something in a public place for all to see you’re much more likely to commit to doing it”.

  • Sew curtains for my office, the guest room, and maybe even the library.
  • Paint the guest room.
  • Finish the stairway.
  • Pink Loves Brown will be at the National Stationery Show for the first time this year (booth 4053), so I’d like to really expand the wholesale side of my business.
  • Sew a purse for myself. Until now, I’ve only sewn curtains (for the kitchen and my studio).
  • Implement a new accounting system for the business.
  • Try some new recipes. I tend to cook the same things over and over.
  • Develop a schedule for regularly releasing new designs in the shop.
  • Commit to wallpaper for the dining room. I need to make a decision and stick with it (lousy pun intended).
  • Go to Paris! I can speak French (somewhat), I love the architecture, and I want to go so badly.
  • Excercise. Walking from my bedroom to my office does not count. ;)
  • Make little clothes and sets for my Blythe doll (it’s on the way).
  • Experiment more with photography (that’s what Blythe is for).
  • Find a (shag?) rug for the living room.
  • Redesign the blog and switch from Blogger to WordPress.

I’m sure there will be more to do as the year progresses. I’m new at this whole resolution thing, remember?

*edit* I thought of another…

  • Work on the outside of the house!

Happy New Year!

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Cherie
    December 30, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Woow, that’s a mighty long list! Glad it wasn’t stated as a resolution list! But you do seem to move right along on your projects, so I know you can do this also!

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    Mary
    December 30, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Nicole, I just wrote my own resolutions in the comments on Holly’s blog, so it was amusing to stop by here & see that you’ve done the same.

    I feel your pain about picking wallpaper for your dining room. My #1 resolution this year is to pick a new paint color for my kitchen. For the life of me, I cannot decide! It’s driving my husband and friends insane. Now I’m thinking of sending photos to every decorating blog I know & asking for opinions. Yes, I’m that confused. Siiiiiiigh.

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    Lili
    December 30, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    YYYYYYAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! (you know what that is for!)

    I’m not much for resolutions either but I found this http://triplux.com/dayzero/default.asp website last night. I’m working on my list right. So far I’ve come up with 50 or so.

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    kerflop
    December 30, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    Hurrah for WordPress! (I’m such a dork). If you need any help, just hollah! It’s pretty easy though, you’ll love it!

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    Doug
    December 31, 2007 at 6:41 am

    I’ll second kerflop’s comment on WordPress. Great software and very easy to customize your layout.

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    Caitlin @ Clutter Cubed
    December 31, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Hey, looks like Blogger ate the comment I thought I left yesterday afternoon…

    “When you write something in a public place for all to see you’re much more likely to commit to doing it”

    This is the principle that my whole blog is based on! ^_^

    ~~
    I love reading Resolution posts in blogs. It’s an extra little slice of the life of the author; it’s great! ^_^

    I also love it when they do a recap post for the next New Year, and update us readers on what they did or did not accomplish from their previous Resolution list. ^_^

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    Uncle Beefy
    December 31, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    I know it’s not a resolution list but it is inspiring nonetheless. I just might put one up on my blog…though, truthfully, is a little scary. Yikers! Seems like a reasonable “to do” list that you’ve put together, Nicole. Congrats on the Stationery Show! Good for you! (Finally got to Paris in 2007 and it did not disappoint…glorious! Go, go, go!)
    Happy 2008!

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    amy purple
    January 1, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I hope you get to go to Paris. We went to France a few years ago and loved it so much, we dream of retiring there. Happy New Year! xoxo

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    Making it Lovely
    January 2, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Thanks, everyone! Happy 2008!

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    CastoCreations
    January 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Good grief. You make my own goals look quite pathetic. And small. And simple. You’re going to be a super busy girl.

    I just posted mine the other day … about half as many as you have. :) But they are all business goals – no personal ones listed. Yeah … so that’s my excuse.

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    Becca-mycatlulu
    January 17, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Just found this blog! Thanks for making it lovely!

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    nikkirose
    February 6, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    You can mark off so many already!!

  • Reply
    Michael
    June 1, 2008 at 3:32 am

    Great list, have you completed the entire list yet?

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